Introducing Molly Dooker Two Left Feet and The Boxer

by Jonathan Gaby on June 30, 2017

From time to time we have the chance to get really unique and sought after wines. Naturally, we take advantage of these opportunities because we know that you love getting great products. Today is no exception.

We would like to introduce you to two new wines from Molly Dooker Wines: Two Left Feet and The Boxer.

These wines are highly allocated. Like bourbon, stores get a ration of these wines to sell to their customers. So if you want a bottle or two, you’ll have to act fast either online or in store.

About Molly Dooker

The winery is called Molly Dooker because the owners, Sparky and Sarah are both left handed and because they are Australian, they chose to call their winery mollydooker which is Aussie slang for left hander. They are located in the southern portion of Australia, about an hour’s drive south from Adelaide.

The winery developed their own program for watering their vines to achieve what they call “awesome color, flavor, and velvety sensation” with their wines. And, further, they coined a term, the “marquis fruit weight” percentage. It’s a measure of how far back the fruit sensation goes back. Our wines, Two Left Feet and The Boxer, have a Marquis Fruit Weight of 60%.

In terms of awards, Molly Dooker was named Australian Winemakers of the year. The winery has received five 99 point Wine Advocate scores by Robert Parker, as well as top 10 wines in the world three times by Wine Spectator.

Two Left Feet

Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet dance together in this wine; each varietal element putting their best foot forward! Ripe fruits of dark cherry, blackberry, plum and raspberry are complimented by the secondary notes of vanilla and mixed spices. The silky, satin like fruit profile, encompassed by lovely ripe tannins, cascades effortlessly through the palate providing fantastic depth and a wow factor.

Two Left Feet is a blend of 71% Shiraz, 15% Merlot, and 14% Cabernet.

16% Alcohol by volume

pH of 3.63

 

Buy Two Left Feet

 


 

The Boxer

This alluring and unashamedly bold Shiraz has hints of spiced plums, blackberry jam and cherry all at the fore and finishes with coffee cream, licorice and vanilla. Full bodied with vibrant berry fruit characteristics, yet elegant with restrained tannins, resulting in a soft mouthfeel. This 2016 Boxer is sure to be a knockout!

The Boxer is barrel fermented and matured in 100% American Oak, 42% new; 42% 1 year old, and 16% 2 year old.

It’s a Shiraz blend

16% Alcohol by volume

pH of 2.8

Buy The Boxer

 


 

We hope that you’ll take advantage of this great opportunity to purchase these great wines! Come to our store at 227 West Broadway St, in Historic Downtown Frankfort, or shop online and pick up your product

Wine Tasting for Friday June 30, 2017

by Jonathan Gaby on June 30, 2017

This Friday we have selected a Variety of wines, all made in the United States of America, to celebrate early our nation’s independence!

Wine Tasting: Horseshoe Bend White Jester (KY), Old 502 Winery Kentucky Lady (KY), Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red (CA), Two Vines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (CA).

We will sample:

  •  Horseshoe Bend White Jester (KY)
  • Old 502 Winery Kentucky Lady (KY)
  • Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red (CA)
  • Two Vines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (CA)

Join us for our wine tasting on June 30, 2017 from 4-7pm!

 

The Bourbon Industry in Kentucky is exploding. New distilleries are coming online almost every week with new varieties of the bourbon whiskey we have come to know and love. One distillery does it this way, another does it another. There seems to be an unending variety of bourbons to enjoy.

 

Our staff does a pretty good job getting to know the variety of bourbons that come on our shelves and we’d like to introduce you to a new bourbon we have in the store, Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Most good stories begin in a similar way, “there was this girl…”. Heather, Kaveh Zamanian’s now wife, introduced Kaveh to bourbon and he switched from Scotch to bourbon. They have been working on the Rabbit Hole distillery for over five years now, and are just now getting their bourbon to market.

Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This bourbon is described as being made from a four-grain mash promising spice and honey, with the expression of a fresh apple breeze. This whiskey is of remarkable maturity with spice on the front, vanilla, and custard on the finish.

Mash Bill:

  • 70% Corn
  • 10% Malted Wheat
  • 10% Malted Barley
  • 10% Honey Malted Barley

Specs:

Proof: 95 / 47.5%

Barrel: Rabbit Hole Bourbon is aged in #3 Wood-fired Kelvin Cooperage barrels

Barrel Entry Proof: 110

Aged: 2 + years

Awards Won:

Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has won the following awards:

  • 2017 Sip Award Gold
  • Medal in the Denver International Spirit Competition
  • Best of Category Gold in the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2017

But enough of this information. Here’s a short video from Rabbit Hole:


We hope you’ll come on in and introduce yourself to us and to Rabbit Hole Bourbon. We’re sure you’ll be pleased!

Wine Tasting for Thursday June 29th, 2017

by Jonathan Gaby on June 28, 2017

This Thursday we are joined once again by Clayton Brost, regional sales representative for Vanguard Wines. We’re always really excited when we have guests come to lead the tastings because there will undoubtedly be new stories to hear and information to glean.

Wine Tasting - Domaine Montrose 2015 Viognier, Montrose 2016 Rose, Lang & Reed 2013 Cabernet Franc, Manifesto 2015 Zinfandel

While we have selected four wines for our tasting, we don’t yet know what Clayton will bring with him to taste. You won’t want to miss this tasting, for sure!

We have selected the following:

  • Domaine Montrose 2015 Viognier
  • Montrose 2016 Rosé
  • Lang & Reed 2013 Cabernet Franc (North Coast)
  • Manifesto 2015 Zinfandel

Our wine tastings are always from 4-7pm Thursday and Fridays. They are complimentary and open to the public so long as you’re of legal drinking age.

 

Photos from Bill Samuels Bottle Signing

by Jonathan Gaby on June 28, 2017

Many customers came to Capital Cellars on Monday, June 26th, 2017 to both purchase and get their bottle signed by Bill Samuels, Jr, Chairman Emeritus of Makers Mark. Check out the slideshow of photos of the event!

Whiskey Wednesday: Big Bang Bourbons!

by Jonathan Gaby on June 28, 2017

We don’t know if Sheldon is a bourbon drinker or not, but we do know that we have plenty of customers that are bourbon fanatics, aficionados, and love bourbons of all kinds.

Whiskey Wednesday Bourbons Bulleit Barrel Strength, Noahs Mill, Old Medley Barrel Strength, Buffalo Trace Stagg Jr.

This Wednesday, we are featuring, big bang, barrel strength bourbons for your enjoyment. These bourbons have not been cut with anything to weaken the proof or potency of the beverage. These four bourbons will make up the flight for around $20.00

Bourbons Selected:

  • Stagg, Jr
  • Noah’s Mill
  • Bulleit Barrel Strength
  • Medley Family Barrel Strength

For the wine drinkers we have available wines by the glass (buy one get one half off) and no restaurant fee from 5-8 on any bottle in the store!

Come enjoy our selection of bourbon!

 

Capital Cellars 2017 Private Select Bourbon

by Jonathan Gaby on June 26, 2017

Capital Cellars hosts Bill Samuels, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Makers Mark Distillery, to celebrate the release of our own blend of Makers Mark Private Select, Capital Cellars 2017 Blend, on June 26th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Capital Cellars is proud to be a part of a pilot program with Makers Mark where select businesses, individuals, and organizations are invited to create their own version of Makers Mark by selecting a combination of ten different barrel staves. Rachael Peake, proprietor of Capital Cellars, worked with the staff and distillers at Makers Mark to select a unique combination of finishing staves to add to the cask strength bourbon.

Peake chose: 1 stave of Baked American Pure, 2 Staves of Stave #4 Seared French Cuveé, 1 Stave of Makers 46 Stave, and 4 staves of Roasted French Mocha. According to Makers Mark, there are ten finishing staves, giving the Makers Mark a possible 1,001 expressions of Private Select.

Tasting various bourbons finished with the different staves. Rachael Peake with the Bourbon Mafia wearing the staves selected. Rachael with members of the Bourbon Mafia wearing a the staves. The staves are placed in the bourbon barrel. The bourbon barrel is sealed with staves inside, ready for finishing.

The Capital Cellars 2017 Select was then aged in Makers Mark’s limestone cellars for finishing.

The aging process has now finished and we are now pleased to announce that Bill Samuels., Jr will be our special guest as we deliver our pre-sold bottles to customers and bourbon aficionados in the region. Bill Samuels, Jr., as President of Maker’s Mark, took a little-known regional bourbon and made it one of the world’s most well-known and popular brands.

Capital Cellars has hosted notable bourbon figures, like master distillers Elmer T. Lee (Buffalo Trace), Harlan Wheatley (Buffalo Trace), Brent Elliot (Four Roses), Chris Morris (Woodford Reserve), and bourbon personalities like Michael Veach and Chuck Cowdery.

Bottles of the Makers Mark Private Select Capital Cellars 2017 blend bourbon will be available for pre-sell on Capital Cellars’ website, www.capitalcellars.com/makers. Bottles will be sold at $74.99.


Buy Your Bottle Now
Customers will be able to pick up their bottles at the June 26th event. Samuels will be on hand to sign bottles if customers would like their bottle signed.

Capital Cellars will be hosting brunch on June 24th at our location at 227 West Broadway in Downtown Frankfort!

MENU

$10 Early Summer Frittata
Spring Onion, Sautéed Kale, Tomato, Zucchini and Cheese Frittata with a choice of country ham or sausage, served with Cucumber Salad

$10 Farmer’s BLT
Farm Bacon, Lettuce and Tomatoes with Homemade Basil Mayo on Sourdough Bread served with Cucumber Salad and Cheese Grits

Small Bites

$2.00 Sausage or Country Ham Side
$4 Cheese and Scallion Grits
$4 Cucumber Salad – Cucumber, Tomato, Onion with EEVO & Rice Vinegar with Mint

Drinks

$5 Bloody Marys & Mimosa’s
Bloody Mary Bar – create your own Bloody Mary
Drink & Wine Specials

Wine Tasting for June 23, 2017

by Jonathan Gaby on June 23, 2017

While we have learned that tonight’s United Bank and Capital Trust Downtown Frankfort Concert that was planned for this evening has been cancelled, (Thanks Cindy) we still will have our wine tasting and our hours will still be the same.

wine tasting - riesling, vinho verde, merlot, malbec

With it being summer now, we’re continuing our summer wine tasting sampler with:

  • Chateau St. Michelle 2015 Riesling (Columbia Valley)
  • Broadbent n/v Vinho Verde
  • 14 Hands Winery 2014 Merlot (Columbia Valley)
  • Montes 2014 Malbec

Our selection features light refreshing whites, perfect for warm summer nights as well as full-bodied reds for night time enjoyment with steaks, chicken, and other meats for barbecues with friends and family.

 

Wine Tasting for June 22, 2017

by Jonathan Gaby on June 22, 2017

A Summer Wine Sampling

We’d like to wish you a happy solstice, or welcome to the first days of summer!

This Thursday we are presenting to you a variety of wines for your tasting enjoyment. These wines a perfect for the summer and range from a light, sweet wine, to the lighter reds.

We have selected for you:

  • Fattoria Montellori 2012 Chianti
  • Shine 2014 Riesling
  • Evesham Wood 2015 Pinot Noir
  • Wente Riva Ranch 2015 Chardonnay

Let’s get summer started with these wines for tasting! Come on in from 4-7pm today, (Thursday June 22, 2017) at Capital Cellars on 227 West Broadway.